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CARTIERS

Shaping the Future

Cartiers Support Mathematics, Honors College APRIL 19, 2023 BY TINA HAHN Dana and Adrian Cartier of St. Louis, Missouri — who believe mathematics offers the key to success for many fields — are committed to giving the next generation of University of Mississippi students the tools they need to–
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Brunt photo

Attracting Strong PhD Candidates

Brunt Makes Gift to Honor Abadie, Assist Graduate Students APRIL 19, 2023 BY TINA HAHN Dr. L. Michael Brunt would like to see the University of Mississippi equipped to attract the best doctoral candidates in the southeast and across the nation who will go on to impact students through their teaching–
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from left) Marshall St. Amant, Anderson DeWitt, Margaret Walker, Eriona Banks and Casey McCarthy gather to sign the turret in Ventress Hall, home of the College of Liberal Arts, leaving their mark on the historic building as students have been doing for more than 100 years. The students were chosen after making gifts during Giving Day 2023.

Giving Day 2023 Sets University Record

Alumni, friends step up with $6.83 million in support APRIL 8, 2023 BY TINA HAHN When the last online donation came in Wednesday (April 5) for Giving Day 2023, the University of Mississippi‘s donors had united to set an unprecedented fundraising record. This year, Ole Miss students, parents, alumni–
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Ole Miss alumnus and former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus (left) visits with Shawnboda Mead, vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement. Mabus is challenging alumni and friends of the university to support the Diversity and Community Engagement Fund on Giving Day. Photo by Kirsten Simpson/University Development

Challenge Gift Supports Equity, Honors Meredith’s Legacy

Former governor, Navy secretary Ray Mabus challenges fellow UM alumni to give APRIL 4, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT When Ackerman native Ray Mabus and his classmates graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1969, they took with them one of the best college educations anyone could obtain. Mabus’–
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Chancellor Glenn Boyce (center) takes a selfie

UM Readies for Fourth Annual Giving Day

Online event seeks to strengthen programs, bolster ongoing capital campaign MARCH 30, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Giving Day 2023 at the University of Mississippi, April 4-5, will bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support academic and outreach programs through an online, social–
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Tincher gift

Love for the Arts

Tincher supports UM institute to pay tribute to wife’s life FEBRUARY 27, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Ami Moore Tincher’s interests in life were focused on film and theatre, music and art — the areas highlighted by the Institute for the Arts at the University of Mississippi. Mike Tincher–
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UM alumnus Reggie Willis lives in Juneau, Alaska. The 2018 graduate experienced homelessness twice during his time as an Ole Miss student after coming out to his parents. Submitted photo

Professor Launches LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund

Sarah Isom Center director organized nonprofit to address concern DECEMBER 6, 2022 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Reggie Willis, who is transgender, will never forget when he lived in his truck on a diet of bagged cereal. He grew up in a middle-class family and lived a privileged life. He started at the–
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JL & Diane Triplett Holloway

An Education Beyond Campus

Gift helps students study abroad, supports national, international internships DECEMBER 3, 2022 BY BILL DABNEY The donor of a major gift to the University of Mississippi hopes to give students increased exposure to different cultures and people as they navigate opportunities to explore new places–
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Pilkos

Creating Leaders at UM

Pilkos provide scholarship gift, service to Honors College NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Inspired by opportunities she received as a college student, Janet Jones Pilko of Houston, Texas, and Park City, Utah, takes her role seriously as a University of Mississippi alumni leader and–
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Brittney Reese

Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women’s Council Celebrates ‘Giving Nature’ of UM Alum, Olympian NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT As one of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese (BA English 11) is already recognized as Ole Miss’ most celebrated–
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